Board of Supervisors - June 14, 2001 Regular Meeting

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The Wise County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on June 14, 2001, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located in the Wise County courthouse.  The following were present:

Honorable Douglas Stallard-Chairman

Honorable Betty Cornett

Honorable Douglas Mullins

Honorable Edgar Mullins

Honorable Virginia Meador

Honorable Jeffrey Salyers

Honorable Robert Adkins

Honorable Donnie Dowell - members of said Board and

Edward L. Sealover - County Administrator

Shannon C. Scott-Assistant County Administrator

Karen Mullins-County Attorney

Annette Underwood-Executive Secretary

 

PRAYER- E. R. Hall, Minister, Roberts Avenue Church of Christ of Wise, led the Board in prayer.

 

PLEDGE ALLEGINANCE TO THE FLAG

MINUTES

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the minutes as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The following items were added to the agenda:

  1. Donation to Coeburn Civic League Golf Tournament
  2. Resolution recognizing July 8th as Dr. Ralph Stanley Day in Wise County
  3. An appropriation of $5,500 to the DARE account Payment for burial of unclaimed body
  4. Resolution recognizing J.J. Kelly baseball team and its coach for their accomplishments
  5. Resolution commending Powell Valley ROTC for their efforts in placing flags at cemeteries in Wise County on Veterans Day

Chairman Stallard noted that the request from the Coeburn Civic League would be referred to the Recreational Authority for possible funding since it is of a recreational nature.

There being no further additions, a motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the agenda with the additions as stated above.

 

IN RE:  PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Greg Gilbert addressed the Board regarding the proposed rezoning request before the Board from Hudson Branham.  Mr. Gilbert advised that Mr. Branham has decreased the number of acres to be rezoned from 6.5 acres to a one acre parcel surrounding an existing building located at 8241 South Mountain Road in Almira.  A public hearing was held by the Planning Commission with a recommendation for approval.  He asked the Board to look favorably on this request also.

There being no further comments, the public expression period was closed.

 

IN RE:  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS

VDOT PAYMENT

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Donnie Dowell, to approve the VDOT payment in the amount of  $965.56 for work done on roads throughout Wise County to be paid from the Coal & Gas Road Fund.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

GRAVEL PAYMENT

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Donnie Dowell, to approve the gravel payments in the amount of $12,003.26 for gravel placed on roads throughout Wise County to be paid from the Coal & Gas Road Fund.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

MECC PAYMENT

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by Betty Cornett, to approve the payment to MECC in the amount of  $224,079.10 for the access road project to be paid from the Coal & Gas Road Fund.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

ANDERSON & ASSOCIATES, INC.

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Doug Mullins, to approve the payment to Anderson & Associates, Inc. in the amount of $27,000.00 for professional services to be paid from the Coal & Gas Road Fund.  The motion was unanimously approved. 

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION-APPROVING ANNUAL PLAN FOR ROADS & BRIDGES

A motion was made by Edgar Mullins, seconded by Jeffrey Salyers, to approve the resolution adopting the Coal & Gas Road Improvement Advisory Committee Annual Plan For Roads & Bridges.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #       2001

(Said resolution on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

VDOT REMARKS

Kenny Robinson, representing VDOT, gave a brief review of upcoming events in road construction.

 

IN RE:  REZONING/HUDSON BRANHAM

A motion was made by Edgar Mullins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the rezoning request made by Hudson Branham to rezone a one (1) acre parcel of his property surrounding an existing building located at 8241 South Mountain Road from an A-RR to a B-1 District for the purpose of establishing a farm produce business.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  REZONING/GUY CANTRELL

Chairman Stallard advised that since the VDOT's District Traffic and Safety Division has reviewed and denied Guy Cantrell's commercial access to the property located at the off ramp for the Route 23/Bus.23 intersection at Pound, no action will be taken by the Board regarding Mr. Cantrell's rezoning request.

 

IN RE:  UTILITY EASEMENT/JOE MULLINS/SUSIE GIBSON

A public hearing was held on June 7, 2001, to receive citizens' input regarding a proposed easement across the Dorchester Community Center property for a water line to the adjacent property located behind the community center.  There was no opposition to the proposed easement.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Edgar Mullins, to approve the Utility Easement for Joe Mullins/Susie Gibson to place a water line across the Dorchester Community Center property located in Norton.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  ORDINANCE ABATING LEVIES ON BUILDINGS RAZED OR DESTROYED

A public hearing was held on June 7, 2001, to receive citizens' comments regarding the proposed ordinance abating levies on buildings razed or destroyed.  There was no opposition of said ordinance.

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the ordinance abating levies on buildings razed or destroyed as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ORDINANCE #           2001

(Said ordinance on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  ORDINANCE/PROVIDING FOR A PARTIAL YEAR ASSESSMENT

A public hearing was held on June 7, 2001, to receive citizens' comments regarding the proposed ordinance, permitting under state law, that provides for the addition of certain real property to the assessment roll. 

There was no opposition to the proposed ordinance.

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Bob Akins, to approve the proposed ordinance providing for a partial year's assessment as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved

ORDINANCE #          2001

(Said ordinance on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  ORDINANCE/IMPOSING TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX

A public hearing was held on June 7, 2001, to receive citizens' input regarding a proposed ordinance imposing, as per state law, a 2% transient occupancy tax on hotels/motels located in the unincorporated area of the County.

There was no opposition to the proposed ordinance.

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the ordinance imposing a transient occupancy tax on hotels/motels located in the unincorporated areas of the County.  The motion was unanimously approved.

ORDINANCE #         2001

(Said ordinance on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION / POWELL VALLEY ROTC

A motion was made by Virginia Meador, seconded by Betty Cornett, to adopt a resolution recognizing the Powell Valley ROTC for placing flags at various cemeteries in Wise County on Veterans Day.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #           2001

(Said resolution on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING DR. RALPH STANLEY

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Virginia Meador, to adopt a resolution honoring Dr. Ralph Stanley for his musical contribution to our region.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #      2001

(Said resolution is on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  ATTORNEY FEES/JUDICAL SALE

A motion was made by Jeffrey Salyers, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the attorney fees for the Judicial sale in the amount of $476.86.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  BUILDING REFUND

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Donnie Dowell, to approve the building refund in the amount of  $57.85 as requested by the Building Official Robert Mullins.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  WORKSHOP/CHANGE OF MEETING DATE

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Bob Adkins, to reschedule the July Workshop from July 5th to July 9th at 6:00 p.m.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  REZONING/GLAMORGAN COAL COMPANY

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Donnie Dowell, to hold a public hearing on July 9, 2001, at 6:00 p.m. to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed rezoning on property located on Bear Creek in the Hurricane section of Wise County as requested by Glamorgan Coal Company.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  BUILDING CODE AND ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Virginia Meador, to hold a public hearing on July 9, 2001, at 6:00 p.m. to receive citizens' comments regarding a proposed amendment to the fee schedule of the Building Code and Zoning Ordinance.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  REASSESSMENT RFP ADVERTISEMENT

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to authorize the advertisement for RFP's for the 2001 general reassessment for real estate for Wise County and further that the Chairman appoint a committee to rank said RFP's.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  SCHOOL BOARD/SPECIAL ALLOCATION

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the special allocation to the School Board in the amount of $1,000,000.00 for FY2001-02.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  FIRE FUND DISTRIBUTION

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the distribution of local fire money as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RAID/TRANSFER OF FUNDS

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the transfer of RAID funds in the amount of $4,100.00.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  SINKING FUND CONTRIBUTION

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Virginia Meador, to approve the sinking fund contribution in the amount of $163,500.00 for FY 2000-01.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  APPOINTMENT/LP YOUTH SERVICES BOARD

A motion was made by Betty Cornett, seconded by Donnie Dowell, to appoint Larra Lambert to the Lonesome Pine Youth Services Board for a term of one year.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:   RESOLUTION/AUTHORIZING COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR AND/OR CHAIRMAN TO ENDORSE CHECKS FOR PAYMENT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to adopt the resolution authorizing the County Administrator and/or the Chairman to endorse checks for payment of bills when needed.  The motion was unanimously approved.

RESOLUTION #               2001

(Said resolution on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  UTILITIES REDUCTION SPECIALISTS, INC., AGREEMENT

A motion was made by Bob Adkins, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to authorize the County Administrator to enter into an agreement with Utilities Reduction Specialist, Inc. for a utility bill audit.  The motion was unanimously approved.

(Said agreement on file in the County Administrator's Office)

 

IN RE:  FISCAL STATUS REPORT THROUGH APRIL

Chairman Stallard stated that the fiscal status report through April was in the Board packet for review.

 

IN RE:  E-911 PAYMENTS

A motion was made by Betty Cornett, seconded by Bob Adkins, to approve the 911 payments as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  BLACKWOOD LANDFILL ENTERPRISE PAYMENTS

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the Blackwood Landfill Enterprise payments as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  ENTERPRISE PAYMENTS

A motion was made by Jeff Salyers, seconded by Virginia Meador, to approve the Enterprise payments as presented.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

Administrator Sealover presented the Board with an informational handout.

 

IN RE:  COUNTY ATTORNEY'S REPORT

None

 

IN RE: BOARD COMMENTS

IN RE:  DARE FUND TRANSFER

A motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to approve the transfer of DARE funds in the amount of $5,500.00.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

IN RE:  RECESS

There being no further business, a motion was made by Donnie Dowell, seconded by Jeff Salyers, to recess the meeting until June 29, 2001, at 12:00 Noon.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

ATTEST:                 WISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

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Clerk                                   Chairman

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